Clarkson, Kelly - Why Don't You Try Lyrics




I am a woman
Cut in two
By ambitious pride
Stuck in my ways
Between you and my other life

Now I have been around enough to know when love has ended
But I believe that you and I deserve to be extended

So why don't you try
To make me stay
When it's time to go
Why don't you try
To stand in my way
'Cause we both know
I can't stop myself

Our empty house
You occupy
When I'm far away
Heavier hearts won't justify
Why I'm gone today

Now I have hung a cloud above our lives from always leaving
Figured you would at least make me give a better reason

So why don't you try
To make me stay
When it's time to go
Why don't you try
To stand in my way
Because we both know
I can't stop myself

In the early mornings when I'm up before dawn
You say "why don't you stay" but you keep sleeping on
Maybe you're just used to me being gone
Cause if you know that I don't want to go

Then why don't you try
Oh yeah
When it's time to go
Why don't you try
To stand in my way
'Cause we both know,
I can't stop myself

Why don't you
Why don't you try
When it's time to go, oh
'Cause I don't want to have to go
And be the one to leave you holding on alone
But this, this is my goodbye

So why don't you try
Oh oh, oh
Why don't you
Why don't you
Why don't you try





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  1. Yana Yagu

    Such an underrated song. I just finally heard it for the first time Sunday, meanwhile I had the album since it came out first. But wow k.c. this song is 🔥💛👏 amazing isnt enough, but it suffice to say <3

  2. Ashri Viandari

    I'm a bit upset because this awesome song is not available in Spotify!!!! 😞😞

    Yo fellow Aquarius

    Ashri Viandari because it’s on the japanese version of this album

    Ashri Viandari

    @Yo fellow Aquarius hmm it's still disappointing

    21minute

    Same. I had to buy the album on iTunes just so I can grab a copy of this song.

    Rikki Garcia

    Ugh no wonder I cant find it 🤦🏻‍♀️ fucking spotify wtf

  3. Teresa Osorio

    Adoro música sou dela

  4. Janice Zeno

    Now that's what I'm talking about....you got it love!💎💎💎

  5. Dennispetic

    Why the hell is this just a bonus track? Not even in the deluxe edition for fuck's sake. This is mind-blowing

  6. Gianmarco Giuli

    Some kind of miracles vibesss 😍🙌🏻🔥

  7. Stephanie Cabrera

    Why don't you try by Kelly Clarkson stronger full album

  8. Warren Carter

    QUEEN CLARKSON

  9. siaosi Malasia

    Love your voice

  10. Janice Zeno

    I really enjoy Kelly Clarkson entire album...

  11. Joaquin Behrens

    *_* I love you Kelly

  12. jlynn2015

    My Janda....♡ maybe one day you'll try.

  13. 21minute

    It's only available in itunes deluxe version and Japanese deluxe version. I don't know why they didn't include it in the regular deluxe version (the one I got). I had to force myself to buy the whole album again in itunes just for this amazing song T_T

  14. Rebecca Stenlake

    This wasn't on the version of 'Stronger' I got O.o I didn't even know it existed until I saw it on the bottom of her Wikipedia page O.o

    harrypotteravenclaw

    Preoder and Japan exclusive, sadly :(

    Colin Pater

    It's also on the deluxe version on iTunes and Apple Music!

  15. nkauj_ci

    her voice is so flawless and beautiful <3

  16. alphaandliarize

    sorry but this one gave me instant boner

  17. PrettyMarie

    I can listen to this song everyday.

  18. Justin Hicks

    I love this song, I prefer her iTunes Session version though. Her voice sounds even better untouched

  19. Marybell Ortiz

    Luv the song luv it its awesome

    Wanda Ramosrangel

    Perfect

  20. gowestfanatic007

    I'd like to see Rihanna try to sing a blues song no offense to Rihanna :)

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    gowestfanatic007 BITCH REYANA IS A SACK OF SHIT WITH NO TALENT WHATSO FUCKING EVER. THAT BITCH HAS NO TALENT FOR SHOWBIZ. SHE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO BARBADOS AND JUST FORGET SHE WAS EVER FAMOUS. AT THE TIME SHE CAME OUT THIS REAL TALENT AND REAL SINGER FROM AMERICA WAS JUST GETTING FAMOUS. HER NAME IS ASHANTI AND FUCKING REYANNA CAME AND STOLE ASHANTI'S CAREER AND SPOTLIGHT. TBE WRONG PERSON BECAME FAMOUS. SHITTY NO TALENT REYIANA SHOULD OF NEVER BECAME FAMOUS.

  21. Bobby Hawthorne

    Great voices are a dime a dozen. A great song is reason for celebration. This is the marriage of a great song and a great voice. Wish more of her generation held out for better music rather than settling for puerile doggerel.

  22. Joel Esquivel

    I agree Edward

  23. Edward Vincent Matias

    Christina Aguilera, Beyonce Knowles, and Kelly Clarkson are the Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Celine Dion of this generation in my opinion.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    Edward Vincent Matias WHAT THE FUCK DID REAL LEGENDS REAL SINGERS AND REAL TALENTS LIKE KELLY CHRISTINA CELINE BEYONCE AND MARIAH DO TO HAVE THEIR NAMES ON THE SAME LIST AS A NO TALENT SACK OF SHIT SHITNEY HUSTON???? THAT IS AN INSULT TO FANS OF TALENTED LEGENDARY SINGERS LIKE KELLY MARIAH CELINE CHRISTINA AND BEYONCE. YOU ARE NO FAN OF KELLY CHRISTINA CELINE BEYONCE OR MARIAH IF YOU PUT FUCKINT SHITNEY ON THE LIST AS WELL. TAKE THAT SACK OF SHIT OFF THE LIST. SHE BELONGS ON A LIST OF SHITTY NO TALENT JOKES LIKE ETTA JAMES ELLEN FITZGERALD AND SHITRETHA FUCKLIN

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    Edward Vincent Matias WHAT THE FUCK DID REAL LEGENDS REAL SINGERS AND REAL TALENTS LIKE KELLY CHRISTINA CELINE BEYONCE AND MARIAH DO TO HAVE THEIR NAMES ON THE SAME LIST AS A NO TALENT SACK OF SHIT SHITNEY HUSTON???? THAT IS AN INSULT TO FANS OF TALENTED LEGENDARY SINGERS LIKE KELLY MARIAH CELINE CHRISTINA AND BEYONCE. YOU ARE NO FAN OF KELLY CHRISTINA CELINE BEYONCE OR MARIAH IF YOU PUT FUCKINT SHITNEY ON THE LIST AS WELL. TAKE THAT SACK OF SHIT OFF THE LIST. SHE BELONGS ON A LIST OF SHITTY NO TALENT JOKES LIKE ETTA JAMES ELLEN FITZGERALD AND SHITRETHA FUCKLIN

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    Edward Vincent Matias WHAT THE FUCK DID REAL LEGENDS REAL SINGERS AND REAL TALENTS LIKE KELLY CHRISTINA CELINE BEYONCE AND MARIAH DO TO HAVE THEIR NAMES ON THE SAME LIST AS A NO TALENT SACK OF SHIT SHITNEY HUSTON???? THAT IS AN INSULT TO FANS OF TALENTED LEGENDARY SINGERS LIKE KELLY MARIAH CELINE CHRISTINA AND BEYONCE. YOU ARE NO FAN OF KELLY CHRISTINA CELINE BEYONCE OR MARIAH IF YOU PUT FUCKINT SHITNEY ON THE LIST AS WELL. TAKE THAT SACK OF SHIT OFF THE LIST. SHE BELONGS ON A LIST OF SHITTY NO TALENT JOKES LIKE ETTA JAMES ELLEN FITZGERALD AND SHITRETHA FUCKLIN

  24. MRmark0319

    Holy sh##. The last part is like WTF. Amazing vocals! What a talent.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    MRmark0319 ITS SHIT AND ONLY SHT DUMB SHIT. NOT SH##. WE KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO TYPE SO TYPE IT DUMB SHIT. ALSO THERE IS NO NEED TO PUT A CUSS WORD AFTER PUTTING A RELIGIOUS WORD LIKE HOLY RIGHT BEFORE IT

  25. Anna Russ

    Because the boys gotta play his Xbox gurll(:

  26. Bobby Hawthorne

    The girl's got some pipes, and she's singing a damn good song.

  27. Kelly C.

    Wow!!!! Oldie! !!!! Lol

  28. iloveXtina94

    I love it <3 This should've been on the physical edition of Stonger.

  29. shycrewjesusfreak

    wow her vocals are extra superb in this track...different vybe but she sounds so amazing..anyways she sounds awesome on anything she sings...daz my favourite singer you all listening to there..woohoo...<3<3<3<3<3

  30. Funnypandalonies

    that's what I'm sayin. the clearity is what gives it away. lol

  31. kellyclarksonismygd

    Delete this comment. Kelly recorded this back in 2009.

  32. Funnypandalonies

    umm....where do you get that one from?....the way it's recorded doesn't come out that way to me. her voice is to clear to be from thankful. that smokey sound is too new to be something from ten years ago.

  33. erik koski

    amen to that

  34. TheFear1611

    Probably WRITTEN at then but it wasn't recorded until late 2010.

  35. kellyclarksonismygd

    Just for the record. This song was recorded in 2010... Not in the Thankful era.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    kellyclarksonismygd how the fuck could anybody think this song is from the thankful era when it was on a CD she released 9 years later. It's on the stronger CD I have. It don't even sound like anything from the thankful time era

  36. Solo Radia

    from 3:20 WOOOOOOOW
    She's the best ever!

  37. bennydecember

    No it's not. She heard while on her last tour, it's by Eric Hutchinson

  38. kelsycole

    I love it..I appreciate the blues so much.

  39. James Bannister

    would love to hear kelly clarkson cover roberta flack's "see you then".

  40. Joey Scott-Sawyer

    i`m such a big fan of Kelly Clarkson & I just love her & her voice i absolutely love this album

  41. Alexandre Arena Filho

    I'm not a fan of Kelly, but I'm falling in love with this song. It sounds like something Duffy would sing.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    Alexandre Arena Filho is Hilary duff the same as duffy

  42. diablesa84

    I agree,she can sing whatever she wants,that´s why we love her ;)

  43. TheScottishlover

    Eric Hutchinson wrote this song, and Miss Clarkson perfected : )

  44. Yolanda

    OMG Yes Miss Clarkson, sing this damn song!!! <3

  45. tipofmytongue1024

    And this isn't on my album because......???????

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    tipofmytongue1024 it's not on your version because you don't have the deluxe version like I have

  46. luckyyslady

    LOVE IT! <3 :)

  47. James Bannister

    those 6 dislikers wouldn't know a good song if it bit them on the ass. poor souls.

  48. BoeRosette

    sorry but i just gotta correct you ^ ^;
    Alicia Keys' If I Ain't Got You

  49. 버즈 ssamja

    just an opinion.

  50. jaxtorment

    i love the softness of her voice in this song <3 <3

  51. Franky Flores

    omg this is my favorite song on the whole album this one and your breaking your own heart

  52. danigrrl20

    eric hutchinson wrote this?!? omg, i love it even more now...

  53. James Bannister

    how in the hell could anyone dislike this song?

  54. Mandy Raber

    It sounds alot like Alice Keys'some people want it all, some people don't want nothing at all.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    Mandy Raber BITCH FIRST OFF WHEN THE FUCK HAS A LOT BEEN ONE WORD???? IT AIN'T NEVER BEEN ONE WORD. SECOND OF ALL WHO THE FUCKING HELL IS ALICE KEYS AND WHAT THE FUCK DOES SHE HAVE TO DO WITH KELLY OR THIS SONG

  55. ub3rsc00ber

    I don't know if you're saying sound wise or timewise but this song is most definitely not from the Thankful Era. Eric Hutchinson wrote this song. Kelly heard it and loved it so much that Eric gave it to her.

    But I would agree that this song would have fit in the Thankful era.

  56. Ian Latombo

    Maybe the reason they didn't include this to the standard tracklist is bcos it sounds too diff from the other songs which is sad bcos I think this is such a wonderful track and the vocals - just plain brilliant! She keeps on hiding her true self behind catchy hooks when she's perfect for the blues.

  57. dexlee09

    @ArielSmith25 Beyonce wishes that she could sing like this! lol

  58. MonumentToSin

    I love how her voice sounds great in so many different genres. She doesn't just sound great singing rock, but also country, blues, pop, rock, etc. There are so many artists today who could never have this much talent.

  59. Mixx Hernandez

    She should really do more songs like this.

  60. Tom Wigglesworth

    @YodavsSith yes, this is on the iTunes deluxe version.

  61. Efraín Cavazos Jr.

    chills at 3:49!!! and 4:00 !!

  62. Linda Marie

    I love her r&b style..but also like the rest of album

  63. Kiarria Harris

    this is my shit !!

  64. Stephanie Davis

    @Omarher96 No it isn't. It was written just two or so years ago by Eric Hutchinson, and he gave it to Kelly.

  65. wsupthisisparadise

    damnnnn, i love this.

  66. D E

    Come on. Come on. It does not get better than this. Kelly is the ish.

  67. Alexis Wilt

    my god.........this is magnificent. i love how i've heard her sing soooooooo many times and i still get the chills <3

  68. Luna

    why isnt this on the deluxe version :(

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    Alfred Luna honey I HAVE the deluxe version and it's on this cd

  69. MonikaAhatX

    I think "Alone" should be the next single but this one is very creative and unique track too

  70. James Bannister

    that 1 dislike guy/girl should be burned at the stake.

  71. wonderwoman154

    My favorite <3

  72. Carrie H

    @LyciaBo It is on the album!

  73. vikkihottie55

    Miss Kelly can do it all!!!!...This should be a single as well as a couple others from this cd..Breaking Your Own Heart should be a single as well..It's nice to see that fame hasn't changed this country girl..So down to earth and an awesome artist that can sing anything..So glad I got to see her in concert..

  74. TheKogunEnjou

    Myyyy goodness, this is fantastic. You won't see these kind of tracks on any other pop album, I don't think.

  75. marriah muhammed

    Its like she read my mind and sang what I just couldnt form on on my own. BEAUTIFUL

  76. BloodyRose3000

    Incredible. If most of the songs on the new album were of this quality I would have bought it already.

  77. EDDsp2009

    The most awesome F#5s I've heard in all my life!

  78. kclkate

    But I bought the deluxe version and this song wasn't in it, and I want it!!

  79. Brianna

    So much soul~

  80. bageese

    This song is worth the whole price of the album alone. All her other songs on the album are meh to this song. I love this song so much.

  81. john zhu

    Heard this first on itunes as a demo. Now hearing the full version gave my ears eargasm. Just beautiful!

  82. LyciaBo

    WHY DID THEY NOT PUT THIS ON THE ALBUM INSTEAD OF EINSTEIN?!!?!? OMFG

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    LyciaBo WHO GIVES A SHIT. EINSTEIN IS JUST AS PHENOMENAL AS WHY DON'T YOU TRY. GUESS WHAT. I HAVE BOTH EINSTEIN AND WHY DON'T YOU TRY ON THE VERSION OF THE CD I HAVE

  83. Robin Borïk

    I really hate this. She really BLOWS you away with her voice on this track, more than on ANY of the other tracks of the album, and they are only making it available by a pre-order download? Those people really do not get it!!

    Fortunately, a stunning live version is available now in iTunes, from the iTunes Session EP!

  84. Christina Pham

    ♥___♥

  85. Mizuka Young

    @h8dawerld Oh thanks I bought it in stores instead of Itunes so I have to buy it all over again on itunes and delete all the songs except for this song which should be okay.

  86. Lycaonightley

    Why don't you stop singing rock and pops and go back to blues?

  87. Mizuka Young

    aww I bought the Deluxe Edition Album and this song wasn't on mine at all.

  88. Samantha Bolden

    No dislikes...Just the way I like it!! lmao..Luv Kelly and this song!!

  89. 37JoeKing

    @Leta911 oh crap. xD

  90. sharon

    MAN!I KNEW SO MANY OF HER SONGS AND I DIDNT EVEN NO THEY WERE HERS!!!! ALMOST ALL MY FAV SONGS R BY HER!!!

  91. 37JoeKing

    Why isn't this song on the Deluxe edition of Stronger? WTF.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    37JoeKing YES IT IS. I HAVE THE VERSION WITH THIS ON IT

  92. Man Sze Lai

    love kelly clarkson all songs__

  93. Sunsetss Starr

    just go to listen to youtube . com and copy the url from this video...you can convert it to an mp3 from there:)

  94. Billy Howard

    OH she is my favorite BY far...I love her Bluesy side...I really wish her and Bruno mars would do a duet together!

  95. Jerica Bello

    love when kelly gets soulful her voice is so multi faceted

  96. CrystalMurphyMusic

    I love her CD but why can't we purchase this song on itunes?? I have her deluxe album and this song isn't on it. So people can't purchase it unless they find that deluxe album in the store. I hope it comes available soon. If it does, someone please let me know! Thanks. I'll be covering probably all of her songs on that album, because the songs are soo amazing!! :) Check out my Kelly covers- I just posted What's up lonely off of her 1st album. :)
    Cm

  97. jsunflower8

    the whole album is great. can get it alone on amazon

  98. Jennifer LaRocco

    I have the deluxe album, but this song isn't on there. Is it itunes purchase only?

  99. TheScottishlover

    Eric Hutchinson song writing skill & Kelly Voice is just perfect combination. Just Amazing ! really speak to me & make me feel "stronger"

  100. MRmark0319

    @KalehCarmonaBoeker I agree! Though my personal favorite is My December.